is lecturer in global creative and cultural industries at SOAS, London, and was editor of New Humanist from 2005 to 2013.
Stuart Hall's model of culture as a site of struggle makes more sense than ever in an age of growing inequalities and iniquities, writes Caspar Melville. And the stakes in this struggle couldn't be higher: nothing less than the conditions of possibility for human freedom. [more]
Globalization is leading to more belief, not less. "New Humanist" editor Caspar Melville talks to John Micklethwait, the editor of "The Economist", about his new book tracing the rise and rise of religion. [more]
The militant atheism of the Bolsheviks, far from rendering religion obsolete, created a new faith. Michail Ryklin talks about the religiosity inherent in western European intellectuals' admiration for the Soviet Union, including Russell, Koestler, Benjamin and Brecht. [more]